Category Archives: Humans of OCAD U


Ella Luiza Cölsmann, VCS

“My name is Ella Luiza Cölsmann (she/her), Izzy for short, and I was born and raised in Germany. I started attending OCAD U in the…

Headshot photo of Ashlynn Doljac, second-year Life Studies

Ashlynn Doljac, Life Studies

Meet a 2021/2022 Student Group Leader: “My name is Ashlynn Doljac (she/her), and I am in my second year of studies at OCAD U, majoring…

Jamilah Lambert-Jackson

Jamilah Lambert, Illustration

“My name is Jamilah Lambert (she/her), and I am a first-year student in the Illustration program and currently live in Toronto, Ontario. I moved here…

Faith Achu, first-year Illustration

Faith Achu, Illustration

“Hey, my name is Faith Achu (she/her) and I’m a first-year student in the illustration program. Although I have lived in Toronto, Ontario all my…

Mahir Siraj, Drawing & Painting

Mahir Siraj, Drawing & Painting

“My name is Mahir Siraj (he/him). I am a first-year Drawing & Painting student. Originally, I am from Eritrea, but I have lived in few…

Emerald Repard-Denniston, Drawing & Painting

Emerald Repard-Denniston, Drawing & Painting

“Hi, I am Emerald Repard-Denniston (she/her). I’m in fourth-year Drawing & Painting and currently live in Toronto, Ontario. My current art practice revolves around contemporary…

Emma Backer, Drawing & Painting

Emma Backer, Drawing & Painting

“My name is Emma Backer (she/her), and I am in my first year of the Drawing & Painting program at OCAD University. I’m from Vancouver…


Kaeti MacNeil, DPXA

“I’m Kaeti MacNeil and I’m a fourth-year Drawing & Painting: Expanded Animation (DPXA) student living in Toronto. I like to create surrealist paintings and stop-motion…

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